The Mirror

by Novid Shaid, 2011


The Mirror

Reflects me standing

Me standing

I look ahead

Just a reflection

Without reflections

Without light

Shining through

The Mirror

Reflecting me standing

My reflection

Comforting me

Without mirrors

Without reflections

Without the light

Casting its illumination

Without the light

Am I real?

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About Novid Shaid

I am a Muslim writer and English teacher. I have written poetry, short stories, a play, and I am currently working on a novella. My subject matter and themes are related to Islam, Sufism, politics and also my job as a secondary school teacher. My work is copyrighted and any works published here may not used or copied without my prior consent. You can contact me via the "Contact Me" page, if you wish to use any these writings. I am keen to gain the notice of publishers and if any are interested in my writings, please contact me via the "Contact Me" page. Was salaam, Peace

One thought on “The Mirror

  1. Made me think of this sufi idea. Reality is Allah and what we perceive as reality is merely a mirrage, a shodow cast down momentarily. At the end of the day what we see and experiance is the result of how and to what we extent we use our hearts and mind. When we see bodies, roads, houses, people, forms and flesh this is not the reality. But when we see and feel and comprehend through some knowledge of Allah then and only then can we attach some reality to the forms…
    a lovely poem
    I think I will be very forward and perhaps too bold but I wandered if I could make a request of you? Would you write something for Syria, for those killed and torchered and hurt in Syria? Not that I have any right to ask really. So sorry if this is inconveniant or awkward in anyway.

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